Longings and Belongings
EssaysBook - 2005
Longings and Belongings is a collection of twenty-four essays published by Nancy Huston, in English or French or both, over the past two decades (1981-2002). They can be seen as milestones on her path as novelist and expatriate, mother and intellectual, dreamer and realist, body and soul. In these non-fiction pieces, Huston discusses a number of authors who have inspired or infuriated her over the years: Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Milan Kundera, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, and especially Romain Gary. Though the essays cover a wide-ranging number of topics motherhood, eroticism, war, madness, exile, the search for identity, the transgression of taboo, the moral implications of creation they all revolve in one way or another around a single theme: the mind-body problem.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, 2005.
Characteristics: 364 p. ;,19 cm.